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Rereleased as a board book, I Carry Your Heart With Me is a children's adaptation of the beloved e. e. cummings poem which tells the story of a mother carrying her child and then introducing her to the wonders of the world. It is beautifully illustrated by Mati McDonough. This book is definitely one of those inspirational gems that is suitable for all ages, from one to 100.
In her first children's book, artist McDonough imagines the mother-child relationship as the centerpiece for the e.e. cummings poem about love.
Showing the strong bond of love between mother and child, within nature and throughout life, cummings' heartfelt words expressed through McDonough's tender artistic interpretation of this familiar poem and lovely illustrations combine to create a fresh, yet classic, portrayal of love.
First published in 1952, I Carry Your Heart With Me has become a classic, beloved poem that is a timeless tribute to love and how it binds us all — mother, father, child — family:
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
WHY WE ARE SUPPORTING RAICES
For the unconditional love of children, families and our fellow human beings. For respect, dignity, justice and freedom from fear, abuse and worse. For the humane, compassionate, truly caring values that I am so grateful were deeply instilled in me by my family, along with the strong belief that the greatest contribution we can make and the most we can do to give real, lasting meaning to our lives is to do something daily to help others now and to benefit generations in the future.
I think author Nelson Henderson summed things up perfectly: "The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you will never sit."
Because we must. Because turning away is NOT an option.
Why RAICES is So Needed and So Important
Thousands of children are living in detention in the United States. This year alone, nearly 45,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended on the Southwestern US border. Most of these children are fleeing violence and oppression and they are all seeking a better life in the United States.
Children seeking asylum in the United States are often traumatized either before or along their journeys, and all of them are justifiably, as children, ill-equipped to fight for their freedom and prolonged happiness in a system designed to thwart even adult asylum applicants.
As the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas, (where so many have been detained) RAICES attorneys and staff are uniquely suited to address the needs of unaccompanied children.
These kids don’t deserve to go to court alone. They deserve a chance to live a safe and successful life. Children with legal representation are 5 times more likely to win their case for asylum, making an immigration attorney the first and most important step in a child’s fight for asylum.
How RAICES Helps
RAICES is a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to undeserved immigrant children, families and refugees.
With legal services, social programs, bond assistance and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around migration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontline of the fight for immigration rights. RAICES defends the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families and communities and advocate for liberty and justice.
Crisis Management — Addressing family separating, mass release of detainees and other crises affecting the migrant population
Legal Services - Representing children and families throughout the legal process of immigration
Post-Release & Resettlement Support — Providing case management and resettlement assistance services to immigrants and refugees
Social Services — Connecting people recently released from detention with information, assistance and resources
Advocacy & Communications — Bringing an experienced perspective to the national conversation about immigration policy
“I purchased this book as a gift for my husband. It helped me express romantic sentiments and memories, which was extremely helpful as I am not a mushy gushy kind of girl. It made me think about my love and our relationship in ways I hadn’t in a while. His face as he was reading it was well worth every minute spent writing the answers.”
“This book expressed everything I’ve been feeling for the past 7 years with my significant other, and I very, very highly recommend it. Of all the sentimental gifts I’ve given, this one got the biggest (positive) reaction, and is my absolute favorite.”
“It means a lot when someone takes the time to write things down since many handwritten activities have been replaced by electronic emails, text messages, etc. This is a wonderful gift to give someone who holds a special place in your heart.”
“I got this for my boyfriend of 4 years, and to say the least he is not the most sentimental guy. I got this gift to go along with a bigger gift, however he barely even cared about the bigger one when he got his hands on this. I was very surprised when he said it was his favorite present he ever received. “
“My wife is deployed and I am constantly looking for cool things to send her. This book hit the spot! This book helped ME by making me dig deep and put my thoughts into words for her. It helped HER because…well, it’s better than a dozen roses every week for the rest of her life.”
“This book is amazing because sometimes you don’t know how to express your love for your partner and this book makes it so easy. It is a great gift for any day of the year.”
“As a lack-luster communicator on the topic of emotions this book allowed me to loosen my proverbial lips and own every word. Give yourself plenty of time to pen your thoughts and dig up those memories. Guaranteed to be a gift that lasts.“
What I Love About You offers a fresh way to say "I love you."
This fill-in-the-blank book prompts you to say what is in your heart, but may not always be at the tip of your tongue.
Tell the most important person in your life just how much they mean to you by completing the unique, evocative checklists, short answers, and phrases in this attractive gift book.
How would you answer the following:
Playful, tender, and personal, What I Love About You is the perfect gift for the person in your life who makes your pulse race, whether it is Valentine's Day, an anniversary or birthday or just because the spirit moves you. It is equally good for couples in passionate love as well as those looking for ways to rekindle the sparks.
Expressing love is always the answer!
An Attitude of Gratitude By Kate Marshall
When was the last time you told your loved one how much they mean to you? I frequently feel gratitude, but don’t express it often or fully enough. Surely my husband already knows I love him, right? Complaining is easy and sometimes feels more urgent, but ultimately there is nothing more important than saying “I love you,” and nothing more rewarding. I’m determined to do a better job of giving David heartfelt affirmations such as “I love how playful you are with the kids. Thank you for reminding me how fun it is to be silly.” He deserves it.
For me, writing what is in my heart is easier than saying it out loud, so I started penning a little journal for David. Once I got going, it felt good. Letting go of everyday grievances freed me to remind him of the many ways he makes my world better, from little things like foot rubs and delicious grilled veggies, to big things like teaching me how to take risks. I thanked him for the many experiences and people that knowing him have blessed me with.
Writing this journal made me feel more in love, more connected and more grateful to my husband. It turned out to be quite easy to sing his praises. Now I’m working on maintaining an attitude of gratitude, but I’m also glad David has a written keepsake of how much richer he has made my life.
Receiving and Giving By David Marshall
On our 20th anniversary Kate gave me a version of this book she had filled out for me. Wow! It really knocked me over. We’d collaborated on books before, but this one affected me differently. Here was a whole book applauding my greatness—from the love of my life. It felt fantastic. I flipped through quickly to make sure there wasn’t a What Bugs Me About You section. There wasn’t.
As I settled down in my armchair to read each page, a warm glow came over me—directed toward Kate. After reading it, a little misty-eyed, I hugged Kate tight and told her how much I loved her. I even learned some things she appreciates about me that I never knew before, such as my faithful kisses goodnight and my ambitious kitchen experiments.
This is the best gift I have ever received from my wife, not counting our two wonderful children. For Kate’s birthday, I knew what her present would be. As I started to fill out the book, describing all the ways I admire her, I felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude that she had come into my life.
After two decades of marriage, it warmed me to remember what attracted us to each other in the first place—and continue to bind us together each day. When I saw her eyes light up as she removed the wrapping, I knew I had chosen the perfect present. It felt wonderful to prepare and give this gift of love to my wife. We decided to share our love journal experience by creating a fill-in version to help other couples organize their thoughts of praise and love as well.
We offer you What I Love About You to sing the praises of someone you love. We hope you and your loved ones feel as rewarded by it as we did.
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